Radix must be an exact integer, either 2, 8, 10, or 16. If omitted, radix defaults to 10. The procedure ‘number->string’ takes a number and a radix and returns as a string an external representation of the given number in the given radix such that
(let ((number number) (radix radix)) (eqv? number (string->number (number->string number radix) radix)))
is true. It is an error if no possible result makes this expression true.
If z is inexact, the radix is 10, and the above expression can be satisfied by a result that contains a decimal point, then the result contains a decimal point and is expressed using the minimum number of digits (exclusive of exponent and trailing zeroes) needed to make the above expression true [howtoprint], [howtoread]; otherwise the format of the result is unspecified.
The result returned by ‘number->string’ never contains an explicit radix prefix.
Note: The error case can occur only when z is not a complex number or is a complex number with a non-rational real or imaginary part.
Rationale: If z is an inexact number represented using flonums, and the radix is 10, then the above expression is normally satisfied by a result containing a decimal point. The unspecified case allows for infinities, NaNs, and non-flonum representations.
Returns a number of the maximally precise representation expressed by the given string. Radix must be an exact integer, either 2, 8, 10, or 16. If supplied, radix is a default radix that may be overridden by an explicit radix prefix in string (e.g. "#o177"). If radix is not supplied, then the default radix is 10. If string is not a syntactically valid notation for a number, then ‘string->number’ returns #f.
(string->number "100") ==> 100 (string->number "100" 16) ==> 256 (string->number "1e2") ==> 100.0 (string->number "15##") ==> 1500.0
Note: The domain of ‘string->number’ may be restricted by implementations in the following ways. ‘String->number’ is permitted to return #f whenever string contains an explicit radix prefix. If all numbers supported by an implementation are real, then ‘string->number’ is permitted to return #f whenever string uses the polar or rectangular notations for complex numbers. If all numbers are integers, then ‘string->number’ may return #f whenever the fractional notation is used. If all numbers are exact, then ‘string->number’ may return #f whenever an exponent marker or explicit exactness prefix is used, or if a # appears in place of a digit. If all inexact numbers are integers, then ‘string->number’ may return #f whenever a decimal point is used.